Articles | Volume 16, issue 15
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-9863-2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-9863-2016
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05 Aug 2016
Research article |  | 05 Aug 2016

Polarization properties of aerosol particles over western Japan: classification, seasonal variation, and implications for air quality

Xiaole Pan, Itsushi Uno, Yukari Hara, Kazuo Osada, Shigekazu Yamamoto, Zhe Wang, Nobuo Sugimoto, Hiroshi Kobayashi, and Zifa Wang

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Polarization properties of aerosol particles at a suburban site in the western Japan was studied on the basis of long-term observation and trajectory analysis. This study provides the detailed information on the polarization characteristics of particles from different origins, and proposed a reliable criterion to classify spherical and non-spherical particles. This study introduced a new method to investigate the mixed state of dust particle with anthropogenic pollutant.
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